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Majestic Britain and Ireland

(22 days, London - London, 2015)
Majestic Britain & Ireland Tour
This wonderful 22 day tour showcases the best of Britain and Ireland, including London and Dublin and visits to Bath, Cardiff, Waterford, the Lake District and Edinburgh.

London to London (Round Trip)
From medieval palaces to Shakespeare and Wimbledon to Westminster Abbey, England is bubbling with pomp, pageantry, music, culture, sport and history everywhere including London, Bath, Chester, Lake District, York, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. To the north of England lies Scotland, steeped in culture and history with vibrant and exciting cities, including Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, breathtaking lochs, extraordinary mountains and coastlines, and nearly 800 islands. Wales, 'the land of castles', is rich in history, culture, myth and legend and home to traditional villages, Britain’s ‘youngest city’, Cardiff, which still dates back to Roman times; and one of the oldest languages in the world. And the Irish are famous for their passion for literature, music, dance and conversation so it’s no wonder that the Emerald Isle is high on life. With a history dating back as far as 6,000 BC, rolling green hills, bizarre lunar landscapes, spectacular coastline and labyrinthine caves to discover and a Guinness to enjoy at the end of the day, the luck of the Irish is everywhere from Waterford and Killarney to Athlone and Dublin.

All-inclusive luxury

Scenic Enrich

  • Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences
  • Cruise the River Thames past The Tower of London to Greenwich for dinner at an authentic pub
  • Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery and sample the whiskey of this world famous brand
  • Discover the sport of falconry, which dates back almost 4,000 years
  • Enjoy a private guided visit and champagne at Holyrood Palace

Scenic Free Choice

  • 10 included options to choose from in 5 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 35 superb meals including, 21 Breakfasts (B), and 14 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and enjoy a Guinness tasting
  • Guided tour of Edinburgh and visit the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Enjoy a rail journey between Edinburgh and York
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES
Day 1: London
Welcome to London. You will be met at Heathrow Airport by your Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your centrally located hotel. Meet up this evening with your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink.
Two Night Special Stay: London
Day 2: London (B,D)
Join your local guide for a sightseeing tour of London. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a ‘flight’ on the London Eye; or (2) take a guided tour of Westminster Abbey. SCENIC ENRICH This afternoon enjoy a cruise on the River Thames, past the Tower of London and Tower Bridge to historic Greenwich for your welcome dinner at The Trafalgar Tavern, one of London’s last authentic pubs.
Day 3: London - Bath (B,D)
Your first stop is at the ancient cathedral city of Salisbury. From here visit one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge. Your day ends in the beautiful city of Bath.
Overnight Special Stay: Bath
Day 4: Bath - Cardiff (B,D)
Discover Bath on an open top bus tour, followed by a visit to the Roman Baths. Travel to Bristol, and visit the SS Great Britain, which spent its life transporting emigrants to America and the colonies in Australia. Late this afternoon cross into Wales and spend the night in Cardiff.
Overnight Stay: Cardiff
Day 5: Cardiff - Waterford (B,D)
Enjoy an orientation tour of Cardiff, before boarding a ferry and travelling across the Irish Sea. Our final destination today is Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford.
Overnight Stay: Waterford
Day 6: Waterford - Killarney (B,D)
As we leave Waterford behind we travel to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone to receive the gift of the gab, before an afternoon arrival in Killarney.
Two Night Stay: Killarney
Day 7: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney (B)
Today experience a journey to remember – the Ring of Kerry. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) enjoy a jaunting car ride – a traditional pony and trap; or (2) visit Muckross House. This evening we will visit a traditional local pub for some true Irish music and hospitality - your Tour Director will shout the first round!
Day 8: Killarney - Athlone (B,D)
This morning visit Bunratty Folk Park, where 19th century Irish rural and urban life is recreated in the form of a local village. Drive along the spectacular Atlantic coastline and enjoy a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, before arriving in Athlone.
Overnight Stay: Athlone
Day 9: Athlone - Dublin (B,D)
This morning explore this historic town before we visit the 10th century built Clonmacnoise. Continue to the capital city of Ireland, Dublin. This evening dine at an authentic Irish pub.
Two Night Special Stay: Dublin
Day 10: Dublin (B)
Enjoy a guided city tour including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where you will have an opportunity to learn how to ‘pull the perfect pint’. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a guided tour of Trinity College with access to the Long Room and famous ‘Book of Kells’; or (2) tour the National Museum with a guide and discover Ireland’s past.
Day 11: Dublin - Chester (B,D)
This morning catch the ferry to Wales; upon arrival our first stop is Caernarfon, dominated by its majestic 13th century castle, which you will visit. Travelling along the North Wales coast we will reach Chester, one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain.
Two Night Special Stay: Chester
Day 12: Chester (B)
Today your guided walking tour of Chester will include the famous black and white coloured ‘Rows’, two-tiered medieval shopping galleries and the famous Eastgate Clock.
Day 13: Chester - Lake District (B,D)
This morning depart for Liverpool and rediscover the 60’s phenomenon that was the ‘fab four’ at the Beatles Story Museum. Journey north to the picturesque Lake District, where Wordsworth and Potter were inspired by the natural beauty of the mountains and lakes. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a relaxing cruise on Lake Windermere; or (2) entry to the famous World of Beatrix Potter attraction.
Overnight Stay: Lake District
Day 14: Lake District - Glasgow (B,D)
Travel past the original border where Hadrian’s Wall once stood and through unspoilt scenery to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Your orientation tour will include the 12th century cathedral and stunning architecture from renowned artist and Glasgow born Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Overnight Stay: Glasgow
Day 15: Glasgow - Inverness (B,D)
During the next two days experience the splendour of the Scottish Highlands. Begin with a drive through stunning scenery as you pass Loch Lomond before continuing through Glencoe. Journey to Loch Ness and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle, before arriving to Inverness.
Two Night Stay: Inverness
Day 16: Inverness (B,D)
Head to your first destination this morning, Cawdor Castle. On your guided tour learn of the Castle’s links to Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Enter Scotch Whiskey territory to discover the importance of the ‘wee dram’ for the local economy. See the ancient art of barrel making during a visit to a traditional cooperage. SCENIC ENRICH Tour the historic Glenfiddich Distillery, founded in 1876 by William Grant and his nine sons, and sample one of the most celebrated whiskies in Scotland.
Day 17: Inverness - Edinburgh (B,D)
SCENIC ENRICH This morning enjoy morning tea and a display of the ancient art of falconry, known as the sport of Kings which dates back almost 4,000 years. Depart for Scone Palace, Royal coronation site and traditional home of the legendary Stone of Destiny. Your tour will provide a great insight into the Celtic history of Scone. This afternoon arrive in Edinburgh, your home for the next two days. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight enjoy a private guided visit to Holyrood Palace, founded as a monastery in 1128 and now the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, where you will enjoy a glass of champagne in the Throne room after viewing numerous restricted and private areas.
Two Night Stay: Edinburgh
Day 18: Edinburgh (B)
Your guided city tour will explore all of the key sights in the city. Board the Royal Yacht Britannia, which served the Queen and her family from 1953 to 1997 and tour the ship which has been preserved in the state used by the Queen on her last official voyage. Join a local guide and explore Edinburgh Castle, the symbol of the city that is nearly 1,000 years old on your guided tour.
Day 19: Edinburgh - York (B)
This morning board a train and journey to the compact walled city of York; upon arrival enjoy a guided walking tour and admire York’s Roman and Viking heritage. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) visit the Jorvik Viking Centre and discover the ancient history of the city; or (2) visit the National Rail Museum.
Overnight Stay: York
Day 20: York - Stratford (B,D)
This morning visit Chatsworth House, the backdrop of the film “Pride and Prejudice”. Continue on to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the town and see the Bard’s House.
Overnight Stay: Stratford
Day 21: Stratford - Oxford - London (B)
Today we visit Oxford and enjoy a guided walking tour. Our final destination today is London.
Overnight Special Stay: London
Day 22: London (B)
This morning after breakfast, your Scenic Tours Representative will transfer* you to the airport for onward or homebound flight.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Depart Date Price
Apr 2015
29
from AUD $10,795
May 2015
18
25
from AUD $10,795
Jun 2015
24
from AUD $10,795
Aug 2015
17
from AUD $10,795
Sep 2015
14
from AUD $10,795
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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Duration
22 Days
From
AUD $10,795
per person twin share
Dates
29 Apr 2015
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18 May 2015
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25 May 2015
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24 Jun 2015
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17 Aug 2015
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14 Sep 2015
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